Jerusalem, ANI. Chemotherapy is an effective treatment for cancer patients, but the side effects on the patient’s body cannot be ignored. This process of treatment is so painful that many patients skip treatment. Now researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a method in which chemotherapy will directly attack cancer-affected cells. The main objective of this discovery is to reduce the dose of chemo given to patients, thereby reducing the side effects that occur during treatment.
Alexander Bintok, head of the Plain Plasticity Research Group at the university, said that during most methods of cancer treatment, cancer-affected cells as well as healthy cells are affected. Chemotherapy also has similar side effects. It may be possible to avoid many such side effects by focusing the chemo on only the cancer cells and reducing the chemo.
Chemotherapy is a type of treatment in which one or more drugs are used to treat cancer. The purpose of chemo is to slow down or inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Along with destroying cancer cells, chemotherapy can also destroy cells inside the mouth. This can cause mouth redness and increase the chances of getting an infection. Researchers said that a new approach could be helpful to avoid this problem.